French American Academy

Preschools offering bilingual education
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Units as of 2020
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French American Academy is a bilingual international school that has been enriching the minds and lives of the young since 2012. Striving to provide the highest educational standards through a comprehensive, bilingual curriculum, French American Academy strives to encourage critical thinking, curiosity, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic. That, coupled with a second language, may put each student ahead of their monolingual peers for life. 

With more than 30 nationalities, French American Academy believes in educating and nurturing the whole child into excellence. Founded and headed by Jean-Francois and Anne-Sophie Gueguen, French American Academy offers a child-centered environment that uses both English and French, cultivating a culture of open-mindedness, empathy, inclusiveness, diversity, and a life-long love of learning.

Since beginning to franchise in 2020, French American Academy has sought to add franchisees to its repertoire.

Why You May Want To Start a French American Academy Franchise

French American Academy is devoted to providing equal educational opportunities regardless of age, race, nationality, or other diversity. Teaching pre- to middle school-aged children at French American Academy will help to nurture future generations to be independent, socially, emotionally, and intellectually excellent. 

There is a vibrant community of French-speaking expatriates working in the United States, but nearly 20% of Americans speak French. This could be a niche waiting to be tapped by an institution dedicated to bilingual education, especially for French speakers or those looking to encourage bilingualism in their children.

What Might Make a French American Academy Franchise a Good Choice?

Franchisees should be passionate about bilingual education, nurturing, and be willing to teach open-minded leaders of the future. Franchisees will need to be customer-focused as they work with young children and their families every day. 

To be part of the French American Academy team, you should make sure you’re financially ready for an initial investment made up of a franchise fee and other startup costs. In addition, you should prepare yourself for ongoing fees that will include advertising fees and royalty fees. Franchisees may also need to meet the company’s set net worth and liquid capital requirements. 

How To Open a French American Academy Franchise

As you decide if open a French American Academy franchise is the right move for you, make sure you take time to explore the opportunity. Research the brand and your local area to see if a French American Academy franchise would do well in your community. While competition is healthy, too much of it may not allow for the most possible growth.

Before making any financial commitment or signing an agreement, you must perform your due diligence and establish if this is the right opportunity for you. As part of your due diligence, you may want to speak to existing franchisees and ask the French American Academy franchising team questions.

If awarded a franchise, franchisees may receive a great deal of support from the French American Academy brand throughout the franchising process. In addition to pre-opening training, French American Academy franchisees receive support through brand awareness, marketing, research, and construction. Potential French American Academy franchisees may also receive hands-on training and continued support after their franchise location has opened.

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Company Overview

About French American Academy

Related Categories Childcare
Founded 2012
Parent Company The French American Academy
Leadership Jean-Francois Gueguen, Owner
Corporate Address 209 3rd St.
Jersey City, NJ 07302
Social Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube

Business Overview

Franchising Since 2020 (4 years)
# of employees at HQ 50
Where seeking

This company is offering new franchises in the following US states:

This company is offering new franchises in the following international regions:

# of Units 2 (as of 2020)

Information for Franchisees

Here's what you need to know if you're interested in opening a French American Academy franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here's what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

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$220,967 - $1,535,500
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Term of Agreement Information Circle
10 years
Is franchise term renewable? Yes
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Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training 32 hours
Classroom Training 59 hours
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App


Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed? No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit? Information Circle
Can this franchise be run part time? Information Circle
Are exclusive territories available? Information Circle
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Updated: December 12th, 2022